Traditional Hellenic Variety ''Demetra''. One of our traditional dishes of great nutritional value, that brings back memories of Greece, with happy family moments around the table.
Lentils are legumes along with other types of beans. They grow in the rich Greek land in pods that contain either one or two lentil seeds that are round, oval or heart-shaped disks and are oftentimes smaller than the tip of a pencil eraser. They may be sold whole or split into halves with the brown and green varieties being the best at retaining their shape after cooking. Compared to other types of dried beans, lentils are relatively quick and easy to prepare. They readily absorb a variety of wonderful flavors from other foods and seasonings, are high in nutritional value and are available throughout the year.
Lentils, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. But this is far from all lentils have to offer. Lentils also provide good to excellent amounts of seven important minerals, our B-vitamins,iron, and protein—all with virtually no fat. The calorie cost of all this nutrition? Just 230 calories for a whole cup of cooked lentils. This tiny nutritional giant fills you up—not out.
These lentils are wispy, so boil fast and there is no need to soaked them in water. Mainly eaten boiled, but also great as a garnish to meat, or in salads. They are one of the key elements of the Greek Mediterranean Diet.
From the ‘’Terra Ferea’’ farm which is certified for its System of Integrated Agricultural Production, according to AGRO 2.1-2.2. Their packaging ensures that all nutrients will be kept intact until the expiration date.
Bulgur is an edible cereal grain made from dried, cracked wheat - most commonly durum wheat. It is parboiled, or partially cooked so that it can be prepared relatively quickly. When cooked, it has a similar consistency to couscous or quinoa. Bulgur originated in the Mediterranean and can be traced back thousands of years. To this day, it's a staple ingredient in many Greek, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes.
Greek Bulgur is an amazing source of dietary fibre, protein, iron, and vitamin B6 and contains gluten. Bulgur doesn't lose much from its minimal processing; it remains high in protein and minerals. That means it's an ideal foundation for meals, allowing you to skip higher-fat protein sources, like most meats. According to CalorieCount, one cup of cooked bulgur wheat provides 151 calories, 0.4 grams of fat, 8.2 grams of dietary fiber (that's about 33% the recommended daily value), and a healthy 5.6 grams of protein. Bulgur wheat is naturally cholesterol-free food.
The cooking process is similar to that of rice or couscous in that boiling water is used to soften the grain. For every one part bulgur, you typically need about two parts water. It's frequently used in salads - like tabbouleh - or pilafs, alongside herbs, vegetables, spices and sometimes other grains. It can be used as a base for breakfast-style porridges with oats, or in soups, stews and chili. You can also use it in almost any recipe that calls for rice, couscous or a similar grain.
Try our pure Greek Bulgur and offer an amazing dish to yourself and to your loved ones!!
Storage Instructions: Keep it in a cool and dry place.
Cultivation under the Integrated Management Crop system ISO 22000:2005 and ISO 9001:2015 certified. Cultivation area: Sofades, Karditsa, from rich plains of Thessaly region in Central Greece.
Greece is famous for its pulses which represent a product of an exceptional taste and nutritional value. Nowadays, the nutritional value of legumes is recognized internationally, as they are an essential part of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. For vegetarians and those trying to reduce intake of animal foods, beans provide a protein-rich, low-fat alternative to meat.
The Giant (Gigantes, Elephantes) Beans from Kastoria are a Greek variety of high quality, thin-skinned and very easy to prepare (short boiling time), thanks to the unique combination of microclimate, soil composition and traditional farming techniques used. Our Greek giant white beans offer extraordinary health benefits. They are loaded with antioxidants and provide a good supply of detoxifying molybdenum. They are also a good source of fiber and protein and rank low on the glycemic index. They produce alpha-amylase inhibitors which help regulate fat storage in the body. What's more, white beans deliver a good supply of magnesium, a mineral with multiple health benefits.
The Greek way of eating beans as the main ingredient of "fasolada" bean soup, has led many to assume that beans are a winter food but the myth is about to be debunked. Bulky and substantial, they can be eaten throughout the year in a dizzying range of fabulous recipes, as an ideal meat alternative that keeps you sated longer and tastes delicious.
Storage Instructions: Keep it in a cool and dry place. Soak the white Beans overnight before cooking them.
Cultivation under the Integrated Management Crop system ISO 22000:2005 and ISO 9001:2015 certified. Cultivation area: Kastoria, from rich plains of West Macedonia in north Greece.